Grafts

by Kara-Lis Coverdale

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Joshua Shaheen
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Joshua Shaheen Kara-Lis Coverdale is a sonic genius. Favorite track: Undo.
Berke Ozcan
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Berke Ozcan After the lockdowns are over I listened to this music riding a bike for about 400 km's so far and looks like I can go on for another 4000 doing the same thing.
sarah melendez
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sarah melendez Wildly beautiful and deeply moving album ~ Thank you ~
Marcel Zaes
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Marcel Zaes Kara-Lis, thank you so much for this beautiful re-release of Grafts. What strong work. Favorite track: Grafts.
oopsallquiet
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oopsallquiet This is the perfect album to put on in the quiet moments of the morning, to help me get going slowly, slowly.

There's nothing I love more in the world than experimental piano like this. Favorite track: Grafts.
Joe Borreson
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Joe Borreson An absolutely incredible evolving, warm, unconventional experimental piece of music that melds the acoustic with the electronic perfectly and it gets better with every listen and every moment it evolves. Gorgeous, Kara-Lis. Can't wait for the expanded vinyl via Boomkat, too :-) Favorite track: Grafts.
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    Grafts Extended Reissue released in 2020. Gold Vinyl. Includes a previously unreleased Side B of the 22 minute piece "Undo." New cover art. Contains "Program Notes" written by Kara-Lis and an archival photo.


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Grafts 22:31
2.
Undo 20:10

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Grafts is a piece in three parts that expands upon the virtual processing technique heard in A 480, however, the works of Grafts differ in that they contain significantly more unaltered multi-instrumental part writing weaved in counterpoint to stems of the una corda, and are thus hybrid in nature. Each sound and melody is performed by the fingers and wrists through b/w keyboard input, split up to four ways, then re-pitched and re-woven through a band-and-forth grafting procedure of layering and securing on a four-channel processor. End arrangements are derived from pitch-shited stems called "scrubs." "Scrubbing" is the process of creating a sound (out of a sound) not for existence of the sound itself, but for it to be completed by others which surround it. Tonal structures are constructed by stacking interdependent layers of shelved frequencies (rather than equal tempered pitches) to produce frequentially-terraced composites of scrub-based melodies and arrangements.

I. 2c
II. Flutter
III. Moments in Love
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IV. Undo*

* Undo (Part B (IV) is released as part of the Extended Reissue in July 2020. The extended Reissue vinyl LP is available here:

boomkat.com/products/grafts-expanded-reissue

Composed, Performed, Recorded, and Mixed by Kara-Lis Coverdale from December-August 2016 in Montreal (The Ark, Bachony) and Valens. Instrumentation: M5, Una Corda, FP7, SQ80, and 4-Channel Soft-Sampler. Mastered by Matt Colton at Alchemy. Special thanks to Chilly. For Eve.

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released April 23, 2017

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